Yin

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Yin

A unit of length in China approximately equivalent to 33.33 meters.
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In theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the "imbalance of yin and yang is one of the basic pathogeneses of a disease" (Li 2011).
divided into the four stages of Yin and Yang, further divided into the
It is summed up with the word qi, the "tension" between yin and yang.
As is of common knowledge, the yin and yang icon portrays two halves which are symmetrically divided by an S-shaped line, with one half being black, and the other white; the black element principally represents the yin or female entity and the white the yang or male representation.
45) Thus, when that text was deposited in the tomb, yin and yang had already become important philosophical terms as an explanatory framework for worldly phenomena.
Lam Kam Chuen is a Chinese doctor and acupuncturist living in the UK and has written about yin and yang foods in his book The Feng Shui Kitchen (published by Gaia, pounds 12.
The yang is "in" the yin, and the yin is "in" the yang: the "inness" is the connecting principle of yin and yang and cannot exist by itself but only in the "and" between yin and yang.
Some meanings that have been assigned to yin and yang are negative and positive, dark and light, weak and strong, retreat and advance, and feminine and masculine.
Unlike Western dualisms, where light is good and darkness bad, yin and yang complement and grow out of each other.
The author developed the idea of yin and yang business cycles where the conventional world of profit maximization is the yang and the world of balance sheet recession, where companies are minimizing debt, is the yin.
I believe that two forces need to be in balance, which I will refer to as yin and yang, borrowing from the Chinese philosophy of life forces which complement each other for harmony.